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In the Western population, 15% are >65 yr old, and half will undergo surgery within the remainder of their lifetime. There are few anaesthetic techniques that are used in younger adults that cannot be used to anaesthetise the elderly patient. However, even in the absence of a specific organ-based...
Until recently, an intensive care unit (ICU) stay was deemed successful if a patient survived to go to the ward. Practitioners in neonatal medicine have always been concerned with the functional outcome of their infants. However, practitioners in adult intensive care have historically paid little...